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Newspapers Atlantic hosts Georgetown Conference October 3-5

Industry representatives from across Eastern Canada come together in Prince Edward Island this week for the first Georgetown Conference. Championed by Newspapers Atlantic, the three-day symposium will feature a number of speakers on the future of rural communities in the four Atlantic Provinces. Sessions will cover issues impacting rural communities and potential solutions to jumpstart and sustain non-urban economies.

Ryerson to host free journalism discussion series on October 5

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Ryerson University’s School of Journalism will host a one-day conference on Saturday, October 5. The event will include three different panel discussions on the topic of Journalism: How It’s Done, Where It’s Headed. Featured speakers include representatives from Ryerson as well as industry professionals and recent graduates.

The discussion series is open to the public and free to attend.

Celebrate National Newspaper Week on October 6-12

The 73rd annual National Newspaper Week (NNW) will take place from October 6-12, 2013. This week-long celebration recognizes the important role that newspapers play in the lives of communities large and small around the world. The theme of this year’s event is “Your Community, Your Newspaper, Your Life.” NNW also includes Newspaper Carrier Day which will take place on Saturday, October 12. 

Newspapers Canada is pleased to provide a variety of free editorial and advertising materials to help our CNA and CCNA members promote the event in their own publications.

Reminder: Right to Know Week is September 23-28

In an effort to promote freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance, the eighth annual Canadian Right to Know (RTK) Week will take place from September 23-28. There will be a number of events happening across the country to recognize this important initiative and help raise awareness about people’s right to access government information.

Open data discussion to take place in Toronto on September 18

Leading up to Canadian Right to Know Week, a discussion panel will be held in Toronto to highlight the global movement towards Open Data. The Access by Design event will feature numerous speakers including Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian and Dennis Brink, the Executive Director for the Open Data Institute of Canada.

Toronto hockey tickets for sale

Newspapers Canada has a selection of Toronto Maple Leaf hockey tickets available for sale. The home-game seats are located in Section 113, Row 14, Seats 3 and 4 GOLD. Ticket prices vary.

For more information please contact Cam Lieu directly at clieu@newspaperscanada.ca.

CJF hosts journalism talk in Toronto on September 19

The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s discussion series returns to Toronto this fall with a talk titled Gawking, Gossip and Crowdfunding: Is this the New Journalism? John Cook, editor-in-chief of Gawker, and Jeffrey Dvorkin, media ethics commentator and director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough, will be the featured panellists in a conversation surrounding media ethics and crowdfunding in journalism.

Toronto pub night to remember Bryan Cantley

In celebration of industry veteran Bryan Cantley, an informal pub night will be held in Toronto on Wednesday, July 17. Newspaper peers and colleagues are invited to raise a glass and share their stories of Cantley who passed away on June 25.

Editorial resources available to help journalists cover Jumpstart events

Newspapers Canada has partnered with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities to highlight how the national organization is helping Canadian children participate in organized sport and recreational activities. The Jumpstart Resource Centre on the Newspapers Canada website contains a variety of free-for-use materials for journalists including posters, matte stories, case studies, logos and sample coverage.

Journalists are encouraged to use these materials to enhance their coverage of Jumpstart events and fundraisers in their communities, including the upcoming Jumpstart Games (multiple cities) and the Pedal for Kids event taking place in Alberta on July 13-17.

APF hosts its annual conference July 11-13

The Association de la Presse Francophone (APF) will host its annual conference in Whitehorse, Yukon from July 11-13, 2013. The two day program features a number of professional development workshops, speaker events and an awards gala.

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